ICF-BSE Fellows Sessions
The “Special Fellows Session” is organized by the International College of Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (ICF-BSE). Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE) are elected in a worldwide competition every four years and are among the most accomplished in the field of biomaterials. Special Fellows Sessions explore important and sometimes controversial topics and are designed to be interactive: the audience will have an opportunity to participate in the debate and will vote on the issues.
The first fellows session was held over 10 years ago at the 8th World Biomaterials Congress in Amsterdam in June 2008 and discussed the topic: “Utility of animal experimentation as a predictive tool for the success or failure of a medical implant in humans.” Since then, a total of nine sessions have been held at several society meetings and the format is being duplicated at other major conferences because of the success of the session format.
A session is already planned for the 2020 World Biomaterials Congress in Glasgow, Scotland discussing “Can we regrow a human arm?: Revisiting a great debate from WBC 2012, what has changed in the last 8 years”
Past Fellows Sessions
Fellows Debate at SFB 2019
Pictured left to right: Joachim Kohn, Hasan Uludag, Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, and Ali Khademhosseini The Fellows Session hosted this year at SFB 2019 was an outstanding success! The approximately 150+ attendees enjoyed listening [...]
Fellows Debate at ESB 2018
Pictured left to right: Joachim Kohn, Abhay Pandit, Andrés García, and Serena Best A Fellows Session was hosted at ESB 2018 and we are happy to report it was a great success! The approximately 100 [...]
Fellows Session at ESB 2017 – A Great Success!
We are excited to report the fellows session was a great success! The room was standing-room only and an audience of approximately 200 enjoyed the presentations by Fellows on Important Biomaterials [...]
Fellows Session at ESB 2017 – Important Biomaterials Science Controversies
[This event has passed, please see report here] We are excited to announce the Fellows Session at ESB 2017! It will be held Tuesday, September 5th 12-13:30 in Voudouri Hall The topic will be Important [...]
Fellows Debate at SFB 2017
Pictured from L to R: Michael Sefton, Jack Ricci, Fred Schoen, Joachim Kohn, David Granger, Peter Ma and Paul Santerre A very successful debate was held at the Society for Biomaterials meeting in [...]
ICF-BSE Fellows Debate Session Topic: Nanotechnology is More Hype Than Hope
ICF-BSE Fellows Session, WBC-Montreal 2016 Wednesday May 18th, 2016 16:30-18:30 “Is Nanotechnology More Hype Than Hope?” Speakers: Joelle Amedee, Antonietta Gatti, John Hunt, John Kao, Michael Sefton, Liping Tang" Moderator: Joachim Kohn The “Special Fellows [...]
ESB 2015 Fellows Session – Biomaterials education is not ready for the challenges of the future
This Fellows Session focused on the topic of biomaterials education. This is the 5th such session and the popularity of the event is ever-growing. Thank you to the speakers and the audience! Speakers: David [...]
SFB 2015 Fellows Session – Is translational research more impactful than basic research?
The very popular Fellows Debate Session was held at the 2015 Society for Biomaterials meeting in Charlotte, NC. This year the topic was "Is translational research more impactful than basic research?" Two very strong teams [...]
2014 ESB Fellows Session – The Race between Engineering and Biology in Replacing Human Tissues
The Fellows' Session was held on Sunday August 31, 2014 from 1:30 - 4:45 PM Speakers: Barbara Boyan, Rui Reis, Abhay Pandit, M. Cristina Tanzi, John Kao, and David Williams Moderator: Joachim Kohn This topic [...]
2012 Fellows Session – Can we regrow a human arm?
This session held at the 9th WBC in Chengdu, China This was a 3 hour long coordinated program of selected talks with audience participation. Six Fellows of Biomaterials Science and Engineering presented scientific arguments for or [...]
2008 Fellows Session – Utility of animal experimentation as a predictive tool for the success or failure of a medical implant in humans
At the 8th World Biomaterials Congress, in Amsterdam, a new type of session was introduced. A special fellows session featured Fellows debating a controversial topic in biomaterials, which encouraged audience participation and engaging talks. It [...]